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Stratus Decant Cabernet Franc

Wine bottle design is quite conservative to say the least. Stratus’ Decant Cabernet Franc comes in a bottle that’s instead seemingly deconstructed, or chopped up, by industrial designer Karim Rashid to create a unique looking form that also traps sediment during pouring — practical, considering Stratus’ first ever unfiltered wine inside. The wine’s sedimented nature also results in rich flavors that boast hints of raspberry jam, oak, anise, and cardamom, all of course naturally occurring during the fermentation process. Only 110 cases of the 2014 wine were produced, and if you get yours you might want to wait a couple years before drinking to let the lees inside extend the aging process.  [ learn more ]